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Lemony Snicket:
The Unauthorized Autobiography


  • (UA.75) Dr. Montgomery's library was being protected by his reptile collection.

  • (UA.144-156) Olaf's associates are searching for Dr. Montgomery's reptile collection.

  • (UA.152) #4 Observed a black snake, possibly the Mamba du Mal, appearing to communicate with several crickets.

  • (UA.164) The Esme Squalor Fan Club won the bidding for the remains of the Mamba du Mal at the In Auction.

  • (UA.167) On the Mamba du Mal: "...excellent communication skills. Certain specimins of the Mamba du Mal have been trained to recite certain phrases in an encoded form of English so that they might be employed as guardians of crucial headquarters. A Mamba du Mal hissing the phrase 'Summer is' for instance, is communicating a coded version of the phrase 'Enemies are nearby.' The hissed phrase 'over and gone' translates to 'probably in disguise,' and the Mamba has been known to hiss the word 'dying' as a code for 'Beware of arson.' The only other creature with communication skills sufficient to convey these messages is the common grass cricket."
    from a book published by Venom Feels Delightful Press

  • (UA.168) The Son of the Count studied in the hinterlands and learned the cricket language.

  • (UA.172) "The crickets . . . sang the song of summer's ending, a sad, monotonous song. 'Summer is over and gone,' they sang. 'Over and gone, over and gone. Summer is dying, dying.'
    "The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody . . . --the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change."
    from "Charlotte's Web"

  • (UA.174) from "The Littlest Elf": "'How I love the sound of bells!' the littlest Elf said to his new friends in the forest. 'They're so ringy.'
    "'Of course they're ringy,' replied the snake in a bored tone. 'They're bells.'"

  • (UA.index) "crickets: see codes"

  • (UA.97) "You [Lemony] must not communicate with B at all, not even by telegram or carrier pigeon."

  • (UA.169) "Sometimes, far away in the night, a wolf howled. Then he came nearer, and howled again."
    from "Little House in the Big Woods"

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